Fiery Vision: The Life and Death of John Brown by Clinton Cox

December 1st, 2009 by

life-and-death-of-john-brownReviewed by: Rori, Age 9 from Indiana

Rating: ★★★★★

Wow, this book had such an interesting setting! The setting was in the early 1800’s. It is a time when slavery divided the Union in the North from the Confederacy in the South. This is the time the John Brown lived in.
There were also three major people that John Brown cared about in his life. The most important person was Dianthe Brown. She was his first wife. She died after giving birth to her seventh child. The second person that was important to John was Frederick Douglas. The last person was Harriet Tubman, a black woman who helped slaves escape through the underground railroad.
John Brown had three children that lived. Their names were Hannah, Sarah, and Owen. John also had a second wife named Ann Brown. In the end, John Brown was executed for his belief in ending slavery. I hope you love this book!